The Accident

the accidentThe Accident
by C. L. Taylor
Published by AVON HarperCollins
Genre: mystery 
4 / 5

 

When Sue’s fifteen-year-old daughter Charlotte steps in front of a bus in a suicide attempt and winds up in a coma, Sue is determined to find out what happened.

We quickly learn that Charlotte had some secrets, but she is not the only one in her family to have them. Her father, a British politician, for instance, seems to have a few. Sue harbors some herself. But as closely as she values her own secrets, Sue is bent on understanding Charlotte’s.

Her investigation leads her down one path after another, and she quickly realizes that there is a whole lot to Charlotte that her mother never suspected.

At times the plot feels convoluted and a bit too reliant on coincidences, but C. L. Taylor tells this story in a way that will keep you turning the pages. One thing I particularly liked is that you’re never quite sure if you actually like any of the characters, just as you’re never quite sure if Sue is reliable and trustworthy.

I don’t want to say much more because there are some plot twists that must be enjoyed as you read them, not ahead of time in a review. But trust this: if you enjoy a good mystery, you will enjoy the heck out of this book.

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